DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Drummer/Percussionist from Tauranga. Became professional back in 2002 tutoring drums & percussion, playing in various original and cover bands. Nick also takes the drum throne as the resident drummer and facilitator at Mount Brewing Co Brew Bar, Mount Live Lounge jam night in Mt Maunganui.
VOCALS - PIANO - TIN WHISTLE - VIOLIN
Claire is an enthusiastic and fun teacher from Northern Ireland who has been playing music since she was 8 years old. She began by learning the violin and tin whistle in primary school and since then has been involved in an array of different artistic and musical projects.
DRUMS & PERCUSSION
At the ripe age of 12 Will was already a regular performer at the Okaihau Country Music Club in New Zealand’s Northland, by 14 he was performing with a working covers band based in Northland called “Trax”. Since then Will has gone on to firmly establish himself as one of New Zealand’s top session and live performance drummers.
VOCALS - PIANO - GUITAR
Tara Walsh is a world travelling, accomplished musician specialising in vocals. She also offers piano, guitar and songwriting lessons. With an integrative approach to chord voicing and harmony that intends to give the student a foundation of knowledge that allows them to explore creatively, while still learning the fundamentals.
Qualifications; A three-year Diploma in Jazz Studies (majoring in Arranging and Composition) through the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School. Currently playing in the band “A Dozen Lies” a three-piece consisting of D J, Trombone and Sax which specialises in wedding and corporate functions playing a mix of music consisting of jazz, blues, electronic, rock, pop and house music.
Emily brings a wealth of music teaching experience to MauaoPAC and leads the awesome MauaoPAC Contemporary Choir. Music has been her passion ever since she was a young girl, with piano being her main instrument, with folk guitar, recorder, and a variety of ethnic instruments getting a fair share of her interest as well.